Journey to the Earth's boiling heart

Journey to the Earth's boiling heart

Journey to the Earth's boiling heart

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March 7 2011 7:00 AM

Journey to the Earth's boiling heart

In the extreme east of the Democratic Republic of Congo lies the Nyiragongo crater: an active volcano that is so treacherous that it has killed many people who have tried to approach it. But its surpassing beauty keeps people trying, and The Big Picture documents a successful trip with incredible images:

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This just shows the lava pit itself, but the other pictures show the people and the adventure they had getting to this terribly dangerous location. I don't say this often, but it's a must-see.



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